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Emergency Preparedness Week 2024

March 28, 2024/By: Bluewater Association for Safety, Environment, and Sustainability

Emergency Preparedness Week (EP Week) runs annually during the first week of May. This year’s theme is “Be Prepared. Know Your Risks.” This serves as a vital reminder for individuals to understand the potential hazards in their area and take proactive measures. In Sarnia-Lambton, local emergency protocols play a crucial role in community readiness and safety.

Sarnia-Lambton is home to 15 community notification sirens located throughout the area. These sirens are activated by the City of Sarnia and are tested every Monday at 12:30pm for 30 seconds. These sirens provide a community-wide auditory warning of emergencies. In the event of an emergency, the sirens will sound for nine minutes.

If you hear the emergency sirens, officials recommend that you SHELTER, SHUT & STAY TUNED!

  • SHELTER: Bring everyone indoors, including pets, and stay inside until all clear is given.
  • SHUT: Close all windows and secure doors. Locking provides a tighter seal.
  • STAY TUNED: Sign up for Sarnia-Lambton Alerts and connect with your local municipality for further instructions.

Sarnia-Lambton Alerts

Sarnia-Lambton Alerts, powered by Everbridge Inc., is a regional public alerting system used by Sarnia-Lambton municipalities to send emergency alerts and other important community notices to subscribers in a timely manner. Sarnia-Lambton Alerts also includes emergency and non-emergency updates from local industrial sites.

Subscribers can customize which types of notifications they would like to receive and how they would like to receive them.

Sign up HERE by May 31, 2024, for a chance to win an emergency preparedness prize pack!

Be Prepared. Know Your Risks.